Backed by a team of 15 employees, Finnish watchmaker Kari Voutilainen makes all his watches himself. Highly engineered and handmade, these strictly-limited classic timepieces in precious metals are destined to be passed down from one generation to the next, with dials and all movement components except for balance springs, mainsprings and jewels manufactured in his workshops.
The 39-mm GMT-6 in platinum is no different with its proprietary movement entirely designed, produced, finished and assembled in-house. It houses a free sprung-balance system for perfect timing, a highly-efficient escapement with two escape wheels that runs on less energy than traditional lever escapements for gains in longevity and stability, and an integrated GMT mechanism indicated via a 24-hour engine-turned and transparent grand feu enamelled disc at six o’clock with day/night indicator, which is read by a triangle on the subsidiary seconds dial and advanced by pressing the crown.
Voutilainen’s signature flawless hand-finishing and polishing are evident on the mainplate, bridges, pinions, wheels and screws, and the watch is expertly decorated on both sides with guilloché and transparent grand feu enamel: the solid silver and gold dial is in orangey-red, while the caseback is in a brilliant shade of blue.